Does NY inspire your make-up and style differently to Paris?
Yes completely. When I lived in Paris, I always dressed in a very chic way (always in heels ... rarely in flats!) I also wore almost exclusively black. Arriving in NY, such a dynamic city with real diversity, I was inspired to start wearing colour. I’ve relaxed with the heels too, we walk too much in NYC to be uncomfortable.
What do you miss most about Paris when you are in NY and vice versa?
When I’m In Paris, I miss NY’s diversity, it’s daring spirit. When I'm in NY, I miss the unfiltered side of Paris. The culture. The fact that we can moan and complain without anyone feeling targeted or offended hahaha ;)
What are the differences in the American and French attitude towards makeup?
The French want to feel good before anything else. Americans want to look good first and foremost. Do you see the difference? Amercian’s hide more under makeup. They sometimes use it as a tool for cosmetic surgery or they will even change their morphology. But they dare more than the French who rarely move away from classic makeup looks (nude/smoky eyes / red lips). The Americans are inspiring in that sense. In having said this, I don’t like to make generalisations, because of course there are many French who dare with fun looks and likewise many Americans who completely embrace their natural beauty.
What makes a make-up by Violette different the rest?
Hmmm ... I don’t know what differentiates me but I know what characterizes me. Bare, natural skin, a beauty statement like an intense lip, a glittery liner... I use make-up as a means of expression, without hiding the woman. I celebrate individuality.